Michael D. Shear, Katie Benner and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times, Oct. 7, 2020
"The five U.S. attorneys along the border with Mexico, including three appointed by President Trump, recoiled in May 2018 against an order to prosecute all undocumented...
Jeffrey S. Chase, May 10, 2020
"In De Pena Paniagua v. Barr , a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit made several corrections to the Trump administration’s application of the law of asylum as it applies to...
Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019
"IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 11, 2019
"In June 2018, the Attorney General issued his precedent decision in Matter of A-B- . The AG intended his decision to lead to the denial of asylum claims based on domestic violence and gang violence by asylum officers...
Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019
"I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied...
Link to the July 29, 2019 A.G. decision here .
Link to briefs and other materials collected by CLINIC Legal here .
NWIRP, Apr. 17, 2019
"Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement in NWIRP v. Sessions , a lawsuit filed in 2017 by NWIRP and Maggie Cheng, a staff attorney at NWIRP, challenging...
NWIRP, Apr. 5, 2019
"Today, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States. Judge Marsha Pechman ordered...
Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, April 2019
Immigration judges accuse executive branch of politicizing their courts
[Please read this detailed "deep dive" into the murky world of EOIR, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration...
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Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019
" The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell...
Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 9, 2019
"In Matter of A-B – , 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018), former Attorney General Jeff Sessions overruled a prior Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) precedent, Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014), which...
Philadelphia v. Attorney General
"Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent...
Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed News, Feb. 13, 2019
"Rebecca Jamil was sitting in a nondescript hotel ballroom in suburban Virginia when she realized that her dream job — being an immigration judge — was no longer tenable. It was June 11, 2018...
Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2018 - "A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
The ruling by...
ACLU, Dec. 19, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s campaign to dismantle our asylum system just suffered another major setback. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., permanently blocked a June 2018 “expedited removal” policy that...